The Treue Der Union Monument and the Massacre on the Nueces

In 1862 a group of German Unionists were gunned down at the Massacre on the Nueces. Today a monument to their murder and the Union sits in a Hill Country Town. Thanks to the following resources: The Texas State History Handbook Online: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/nueces-battle-of-the The New York Times https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/massacre-on-the-nueces/?_r=1 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treue_der_Union_Monument Texas Public Radio: https://www.tpr.org/post/treue-der-union-monument-represents-incredible-cost-comfort

Giant Heads and Mount Rush Hour- David Adickes

Driving through Texas, you might get a peak at a few giant heads and a Mini Mount Rushmore built for Houston traffic. Resources: https://thetexasbucketlist.com/2020/02/the-texas-bucket-list-david-adickes-art-studio-in-houston/ https://kwhi.com/no-suspects-in-graffiti-spraying-of-stephen-f-austin-statue-in-bellville-statue-cleaned-by-local-students/ https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/48713 https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/17589 https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/david-adickes-sculpture-gallery

Attempted Murder- The Treaty Oak Edition

In 1989 one of Austin’s landmarks was almost murdered by a resident. The why and how is mindboggling. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0lHSgpKfU0FbCwPlCvUKNW?si=cTdQy9cOSYCDgTMQsuNKQA Resources: https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/austin-treaty-oak-poisoning-crime-files/269-871f0c0a-3f0b-4105-92ad-a53429d2a065 https://austin.culturemap.com/news/city-life/10-06-17-history-treaty-oak-tree-downtown-austin/ https://www.statesman.com/news/20161012/25-years-later-intrigue-of-poisoned-treaty-oak-remains